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  • 3 November 2017

    Professor Mark Willcox recently visited Spaienza Universita Di Roma to give a talk and to meet with Professor Marialuisa Mangoni. Professor Mangoni’s research focusses on antimicrobial peptides.

  • 5 October 2017

    The 24th biennial symposium of the International Colour Vision Society was held in Erlangen, Germany, 18-22 August 2017.  Dr Mei Ying Boon and Emeritus Professor Stephen Dain gave presentations titled “Age-related changes in chromatic and achromatic contrast sensitivity in young people, as assessed using a tablet computer-based test” and “Development of chromatic and achromatic thresholds in children 5-12 years of age: Evidence for higher blue-yellow thresholds in early childhood”.

  • 31 August 2017

    We welcome to the School, Dr Preeji Mandathara Sudharman who joined our team recently as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Preeji will be working in our Eye Research Group alongside Dr Jackie Tan and will be mainly involved in dry eye research.

Seminars and Events

  • Dec
    5

    We are excited to invite you to our December Alumni Evening, where the theme is Implementing Myopia Control into your Clinical Practice. We will have a panel of experts, Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg, Dr Pauline Kang and Ms Kathleen Watt to give you the evidence-base and then the benefit of our experience at the UNSW Optometry Myopia Clinic. Also incorporated into our evening, are highlights from our postgraduate higher degree research students. 

Research Spotlight

The 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Optometry was held at the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago, Illinois. This year marked the 96th annual meeting of the Academy, with the highlight of the “Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice” plenary session being “The Eye As a Mirror to the Brain”, with presentations in the session by Dr Robert Sergott of the Wills Eye Hospital, Dr Christopher Hudson from the University of Waterloo and Dr Marina Bedny from Johns Hopkins University.

The School was well represented at the meeting, with staff and students from the School, the Centre for Eye Health (CfEH) and the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) all attending and participating in the conference. In total, nine posters were presented by members of staff and students from the School, CfEH and BHVI throughout the course of the meeting, on topics ranging from sensitivity of astigmats to variations in cylinder corrections, aberration profiles of Asian and Caucasian myopic eyes, imaging effects in macular disease diagnosis, order effects of left and right eye-hand coordination tests and complementary and alternative medicine in Australian optometric practice. Centre for Eye Health Director Professor Michael Kalloniatis was selected to present in the AAO press conference as well as in the hot topics in Glaucoma session. Daniel Tilia moderated and presented in a paper session on contact lenses. Professor Mark Willcox, Dr Isabelle Jalbert and Elizabeth Wong also all presented their latest research on antibacterial contact lenses, eye care practitioner’s perspectives on Age Related Macular Degeneration and the use of OCT in differential diagnosis of elevated optic discs in paper sessions. Finally, Jack Phu was also invited to present on his graduate research at the Optometric Glaucoma Society meeting as the immediate past OGS Ezell Fellow.